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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy or Government, Hamilton College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS We seek candidates in philosophy or political theory with particular expertise in the normative, ontological, social, and/or political implications of digital technology.
AOS categories Metaphysics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Clinton, New York, United States
Start date Fall 2021
Job description

The Government and Philosophy Departments at Hamilton College invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021. We seek candidates in philosophy or political theory with particular expertise in the normative, ontological, social, and/or political implications of digital technology. Priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate successful collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking. We are open to candidates who can engage in any of the following areas of research: the ethical and ontological implications of artificial intelligence; the implications of artificial intelligence and Big Data for justice, privacy, and issues of inclusion, bias, and marginalization; the impact of digital technology on democratic values and discourses; transhumanism as a technological, normative, and political perspective; what digital technology and human-computer interactions mean for human identity and for individual rights and liberty; how digital technology centralizes or disperses political power; or how digital technology impacts our relationship with the natural world and our conception of environmental responsibility. Candidates are also expected to add pedagogically-appropriate digital technologies and applications in the classroom.

We seek candidates committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse community. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching portfolio, and writing sample via Interfolio at https://secure.interfolio.com.  Applications should include evidence of commitment to or experience in teaching and working with diverse student populations, either in a cover letter or in a separate statement.  We will solicit letters of reference from candidates who are selected to move on to the second stage of the search.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Prof. Sharon Rivera (Government) or Prof. Russell Marcus (Philosophy), Search Committee Co-Chairs, at srivera@hamilton.edu or rmarcus1@hamilton.edu.  Our review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings, as well as additional information, at http://bit.ly/1tAtCaB (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). The position comes with a competitive salary and research and travel support.

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/78354
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2020, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline November 15, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Russell Marcus
Contact email
Contact phone 315-859-4056
Time created September 8, 2020, 10:27am EST
Scheduled expiry date November 15, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Last updated September 8, 2020, 10:27am EST
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Job Market Calendar This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.

We hope to hire before the end of the calendar year, 2020. Since this search includes candidates from both political science and philosophy, and the timeline for hiring in political science is earlier, we had to find a compromise timeline.